Day: 21 June 2016

Theatre Review: The Big Dry – Ensemble Theatre, Sydney (performances until July 2)

June 21, 2016

Set in a post apocalyptic wasteland in the not-too-distant future, The Big Dry leaves more questions than it attempts to answer. Firstly, it is a commentary on climate change and the dire options it potentially leaves our ancestors, but also is a discussion on the abilities of children if left to inherit the earth before […]

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Music Video of the Day: Polish Club “My House” (2016)

June 21, 2016

Sydney’s Polish Club are easily one of my favourite bands to have popped their heads up and showed their worth in the past year or so and today, they’ve given us a new music video! Party. The clip is for the ridiculously catchy “My House” and if anything else, it’s another perfect excuse to lose yourself […]

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Volumes Festival secures Nicholas Allbrook, Slum Sociable, Mossy, Summer Flake & more for 2016 Event

June 21, 2016

The 2016 Volumes Festival has dropped their 2016 line up today, showing that it’s more than confident in delivering an eclectic and entertaining line up of local talent in its second year. Taking over the heart of Sydney in August, Volumes expands this year to become a two-day event with multiple stages and venues set […]

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Canary announce I Am Lion east coast album tour for August & September

June 21, 2016

Melbourne’s Canary have announced a short east coast album tour for their new record I Am Lion (released July 8th)! The band’s sophomore release, I Am Lion has already doled out another impressive single in “Fickle Heart”, following on from the previous album tracks “Women’s Business” and “Here We Go” – each giving fans an insight into how I […]

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B Wise becomes latest artist to join Elefant Traks roster

June 21, 2016

After appearing on stage at the Oxford Art Factory with Urthboy last week, popular emerging MC B Wise has officially been announced as the latest artist to have joined the Sydney based label, Elefant Traks! Announcing the news on stage at the show, all the press releases surrounding the new signing were distributed today so we’re kinda Facebook/internet official now. And […]

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Grouplove announce Australian Tour Dates and preview Album Number Three!

June 21, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Grouplove, but the US band have just announced that the wait will soon be over: they’ve got a new single and album on the way, and they’re going to be kicking off their world tour in Australia with two dates this August! Their highly anticipated third studio album is […]

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Stormzy, A$AP Ferg & more confirmed for Listen Out 2016

June 21, 2016

Listen Out returns in September and October, a prime opportunity for music fans to get out and around an eclectic line up of dance music, R&B, grime, hip hop and more. Expertly curated this year, international visitors include the acclaimed Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, A$AP Ferg, BAUUER and Stormzy. Representing for the Australians is a strong contingent […]

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Matthew Hill of Ghyti (Adelaide) chats about the Commodities EP release

June 21, 2016

Ghyti is a four-piece avant-rock band from Adelaide, inspired by post-punk, Britpop and new-wave sounds. After showcasing Toronto for Canadian Music Week in 2015, they returned to the studio to record their third EP, Commodities. John Goodridge chats with Matthew Hill, lead singer and founder of the band about the release. Can you tell me […]

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Single of the Day: Two Door Cinema Club “Are We Ready?” (2016)

June 21, 2016

Four years after the release of their second LP Beacon, Irish three piece Two Door Cinema Club have returned with a new single, “Are We Ready?”, lifted off their forthcoming release GAMESHOW. Stepping away from the energetic intensity of their debut record in favour for a bass led groove, “Are We Ready?” is the anthemic, wide-open sound […]

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Razer’s new Razer Blade gaming laptop available now

June 21, 2016

Razer have released the newest addition to their powerful Razer Blade family of gaming laptops onto their Australian storefront, and have confirmed Australian pricing. 

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The Iris’ Sydney Film Festival Awards: Naming the Best of the 2016 Screenings

June 21, 2016

With a mammoth lineup of over 240 films, this year’s Sydney Film Festival was one of the best efforts yet. From the return of Mel Gibson in Blood Father to the crude-but-evocative absurdism of Swiss Army Man, there was a lot on offer. We’ve compiled our picks for the best of the festival below: Best Australian film […]

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The Best and Worst of E3 2016

June 21, 2016

The monolithic E3 Expo has come and gone for another year, showering us with exciting new trailers as often as it saddled us with toe-curling moments of cringe. We’ve rounded up the very best and the very worst of both for your stern appraisal.

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Morris From America (Germany/USA, 2016)

June 21, 2016

One part coming of age tale, one part family drama and two parts fish out of water story, Morris from America is the third feature film from Indie Writer/Director Chad Hartigan, which had its Australian premiere at the Sydney Film Festival. The film stars comedian Craig Robinson alongside newcomer Markees Christmas, as Curtis Gentry and 13 year […]

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You can now cruise the city in vintage sidecars with Sydney’s latest tourism offering

June 21, 2016

Shelby Sidecar Tours have officially launched in Sydney to bring something a little bit different to your average city tour for both locals and visitors. Now, you can cruise the streets of Sydney from the comfort of a vintage sidecar as the first-of-its-kind tour operator makes a big push for their program of bespoke tours […]

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Must Eat Destinations: Aura Restaurant at Nita Lake Lodge (Whistler, Canada)

June 21, 2016

Earlier this week, we took you to Vancouver Airport’s incredible Fairmont Hotel, and now we’re heading into the mountains of Whistler, about two and a half hours away from the city (we got there thanks to Pacific Coach Lines), for a meal and view you have to experience in your lifetime. It’s the Aura Restaurant at the Nita […]

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Travel Diary: Sydney’s Wild Honey explore Australia alongside The Delta Riggs

June 21, 2016

With their debut EP gaining solid acclaim upon its release and their single “Eye to Eye” generating some great momentum, Sydney’s Wild Honey kicked off 2016 joining The Delta Riggs for a tour down the east coast – a perfect way to start a promising year! Spending the tour travelling along the Great Ocean Road, lapping up the sun […]

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Matilda leads the way with 13 Helpmann nominations

June 21, 2016

The nominees for the 16th Annual Helpmann Awards were announced this week and one production has already surged ahead – Matilda. The musical has garnered a staggering 13 nominations, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The Roald Dahl adaptation earned nods in each of the Musical specific categories as well as getting recognition in […]

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Charming new Italian restaurant Massi opens in Little Collins Street (Melbourne)

June 21, 2016

One of Kew’s quintessential restaurants, Mister Bianco, now has a little brother with the opening of Massi in Little Collins Street. Chef Joseph Vargetto has opened up the new 50-seated Italian restaurant in the CBD with an aim to bring the flavours of Italian region Piedmont to Melbourne with a casual approach, offering up morning […]

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ARIA Sydney plans five-course dinner with leading Whisky expert

June 21, 2016

Circular Quay’s famed ARIA Sydney will be pushing further into winter with an exclusive Whisky tasting experience early July, with the restaurant’s team joining up with one of the country’s leading Whisky experts, Franz Scheurer. Those who head along to the special dinner will have a rare opportunity to sample some of Scotland’s most robust […]

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